Organic Sea Harvest (OSH) has partnered with aqua feed supplier, Cargill, to jointly launch the ‘Bho Mhuir gu Tir’/From Sea to Land community fund.
The fund was launched on the 2nd June 2021, coinciding with OSH’s first harvest. The community fund forms part of OSH’s ongoing commitment to bring social, cultural and economic benefits to the north-east Skye community it farms within. The principal aim of OSH’s community initiative is to provide financial support to local organisations for projects which bring tangible benefits to sustain the rural district of Staffin, known as An Taobh Sear (East Side) in Gaelic. The area has a resident population of more than 570 people, who live in 23 crofting townships dotted around Staffin Bay and the Trotternish Ridge.
OSH will be contributing 5p per Kg of head on, gutted fish harvested from their farms to the fund. The success of the initiative will be based on factors such as the number of farms OSH operate, the tonnage harvested and the number of fish feed tons OSH purchases from Cargill.
A committee composed of the OSH workforce and local community representatives (including Sgoil Stafainn), will decide which projects are supported. Each project will need to submit an expression of interest prior to being awarded any funding. OSH anticipates that several projects a year could benefit from this fund.
For more information about the fund and how to apply, email: